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Are expenses required for UK visa qualify as busin

Are expenses required for UK visa qualify as business expense for the Company

Company director/shareholder who is a foreign national is in the process of renewing his UK investor/entrepreneur (not sure which one exactly) visa. Among other documents he is also required to submit:

- Original accountant’s letter verifying the net increase in employment and confirming the number of posts (current employees and those who left). The accountant must have a valid licence to practice or practising certificate and must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Association of Authorised Public Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, the Institute of Financial Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of International Accountants or the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The letter must contain:

(1) the name and contact details of the business,

(2) the applicant’s status in the business,

(3) the number of posts created in the business and the hours worked,

(4) the dates of the employment created,

(5) the registration or permission of the accountant to operate in the United Kingdom,

(6) the date that the accountant created the letter on the applicant’s behalf, and

(7) that the accountant will confirm the content of the letter to the Home Office on request.

- Payroll verifications (including confirmation of hourly rates) from auditors for each year for all employees (current and those who left)

to the Home Office, which are not required documents for our limited Company.

I'm not sure who should pay for these, business or shareholder/director, is it a business expense? Many thanks.


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05th Feb 2018 15:37

Yes, the company can pay it. There are obviously potential consequences if it does so.

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By Tykva
to Accountant A
05th Feb 2018 15:50

Like what for example please?

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to Tykva
05th Feb 2018 18:16

Tykva wrote:

Like what for example please?


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06th Feb 2018 08:06

In the past questions such as these could generate interesting debates often shooting off in unexpected directions. Nowadays they are just killed off with unhelpful partial answers and/or by having a pop at the OP.

This site isn't what it was. It's a shame.

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